American Online (AOL)
LEED-CI Enhanced Commissioning
The project was a complete gut renovation of approximately 110,000 sf on the 4th, 5th and 6th floors of an historic high-rise in the garment district that was the site of the first commercial radio station in New York. AOL outfitted the space for their offices and a completely, new, self-contained state-of-the-art broadcast studio on the 4th floor. Due to the 24×7 nature of the facility the client has redundant mission critical electrical and cooling. Cooling is provided by building chilled water during normal working hours but the client switches to their own air-cooled chillers during the nights and weekends. In emergencies, they have their own power supply and are completely independent of the local grid.
Ron Wilkinson provided Enhanced LEED-CI Silver commissioning for AOL, including design reviews and full commissioning of their mission critical development of their system manual. The project employs several new rooftop air cooled chillers and a new variable air volume HVAC system. Individual A/C units serve various voice/data equipment rooms.